5/24/2016 | Noon | Meeting Room 1
National Stroke Awareness Month takes place in May every year. A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel or artery, or when a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When a stroke occurs, it kills brain cells in the area surrounding where the clot or breakage occurs.
According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability, but many people do not realize how educating themselves and others can help reduce the incidence of stroke. In that effort, RiverView Health will offer “Stroke: Signs, Risk Factors and Prevention’’ at its May 24th health luncheon.
Dr. Saravana Balaraman will present on the topic at the Tuesday event.
The luncheon will be held in Meeting Room #1 beginning at noon. Meeting Room #1 is located near the RiverView Clinic entrance on the north side of the hospital and across from the elevators on first floor.
The luncheon series is in its 18th year of sponsorship by RiverView Health. All men and women interested in improving their health are invited to attend. Each luncheon starts a few minutes past noon and luncheons are kept under one hour so those needing to return to work can attend. Pre-registration is required. A boxed lunch can be purchased for $3, but must be ordered while pre-registering for the event. Call Holly Anderson at 218-281-9745 for additional information and to pre-register.
5/25/2016 | 1:00 pm | East Grand Forks Senior Center
A Matter of Balance classes in EGF
RiverView Health Rehab Services will be holding “A Matter of Balance’’ classes for anyone who has fallen in the past, has restricted activities because of falling concerns or is worried about falls. The classes will teach skills in improving balance, flexibility and strength.
“A Matter of Balance’’ is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Eight two-hour sessions will be led by certified coaches each Wednesday, April 6th through May 25th from 1 pm – 3 pm at the East Grand Forks Senior Center, 538 Rhinehart Drive SE, East Grand Forks.
The class is free, but class size is limited, so early registration is stressed. For more information, or to register, call 218-773-1390.
6/28/2016 | 6 pm | Meeting Room 4
Effective Communication Strategies for Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, community education
The RiverView Care Center will host “Effective Communication Strategies’’, Tuesday, June 28th, in Meeting Room 4, from 6 to 7:30 PM.
This session is designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia. The goals of the program are for participants to better understand the changes in communication that occur with the disease progression and how they manifest in the person with dementia, and to be able to identify ways to connect at each stage of the disease.
For more information, call RiverView Care Center Activities Director and Social Services Designee Kalie Crayton at 218-281-9458.